Diplomacy and International Bankers in Andean countries, 1890-1914



After the Baring’s crisis in Argentina in 1890, the landscape in South America of international banking was transformed, and those banks that had accompanied the funding of Brazil and Argentina found with an increase in competition with the arrival of other banking houses to the region. However, the competition was not only presented in the economic powers of South America, but also in the Andean countries with important strategic resources, vital to the central economies, such as England, Germany, United States and France. Nevertheless, the arrival of international banks was accompanied by diplomacy inasmuch as the interests of some countries by the Andean resources that will facilitate industrial development and progress as powers.

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